Editor's note: This article pertains to commercial shipbuilding. Details of the U.S. Navy shipbuilding program, which includes the construction of 90 vessels and three major conversions over the next five years, are highlighted in Mr. McCaul's article,
An $88 Billion Market For Marine Suppliers Second In A Series Of Articles — "Selling To The Navy" The dominant role played by commercial shipyards and civilian personnel in the construction of Naval vessels and in the selection and purchase of equipment cannot be overemphasized.
A new development within the realm of U.S. Shipbuilding — the new Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard (KPSI) is poised to be one of the most efficiently outfitted commercial shipyards in the world. The shipbuilding company, which occupies approximately
Downtime was cut by half when dockside repairs on the jackup drilling rig Salenergy V (shown above) were completed by Industrial Marine Services in Cameron, La. The interval between the rig's arrival at Industrial Marine and the day the work was
—Brochure Available Through the combined forces of Metos Marine and Parma-Marine, a new building concept for fitting ship cabins and other similar spaces has been conceived. The concept offers a planning service in the initial planning phase of a building project and,
The Maritime Subsidy Board (MSB) has issued a final opinion and order in Docket No. A-117, concerning determination of the estimated f o r e i g n construction cost of two 125,000-cubic-meter liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels. The determination
On July 2, 2002, a host of new regulations of concern to most ship builders and owners was implemented according to the recent revision of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). In conjunction with amendments to Fire Safety and AIS regulations.
h e S o c i e t y of N a v a l A r c h i t e c ts a n d M a r i n e E n g i n e e r s ( S N A M E) m e m b e r s h i p d o o r s have o p e n e d to e m b r a c e a n e w g r o u p of t a l e n t ed a n d c a p a b l e p e o p l e who wish to a d v a n c e t h e s o c i e t y ' s g o a l s .
The last few years have witnessed a proliferation of specialized software and hardware packages for shipboard applications. Many of these products take advantage of the new generation of small, relatively low-cost personal computers. To bring
With current daily operating costs totaling many thousands of dollars, ships must keep port time to a minimum for cost-efficient operations. Therefore, reliable and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, access equipment, and stowage systems are essential for a fast turnaround.